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Ameraucana vs Easter Egger debacle

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I apologize in advance for asking. I know there's all kinds of threads like this and resources for telling them apart, but I just can't figure out what's what.

 

Pictured below is 3 Ameraucanas and 3 Easter Eggers. However, I'm not sure which 3 are which. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Zach

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The three dark ones are Easter Eggers. The three buff ones aren't Easter Eggers or Ameraucanas, they have yellow legs. The two buff ones with white are Red Sex-Links, while the one with the black tail is a hatchery New Hampshire. It's hard and rare to actually get pure Ameraucanas these days, pure ones are extremely expensive. They have beards and cheek puffs, and grey/green/bluish legs, according to the variety, like this Blue Ameraucana:

 


Edited by Blackberry18 - 6/30/15 at 9:19am
2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

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those who want to be astronauts,
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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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Originally Posted by Blackberry18 View Post
 

The three dark ones are Easter Eggers. The three buff ones aren't Easter Eggers or Ameraucanas, they have yellow legs. The two buff ones with white are Red Sex-Links, while the one with the black tail is a hatchery New Hampshire. It's hard and rare to actually get pure Ameraucanas these days, pure ones are extremely expensive. They have beards and cheek puffs, and grey/green/bluish legs, according to the variety, like this Blue Ameraucana:

 


I agree.

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Live in Australia

Top hen to Welsummers, Light & Speckled Sussex, Araucana, Silver Dorkings,  Blue & Splash Orps, Faverolles, Pencilled Rock bantam pair, Barred Rock,  Blue Wheaten Marans, Pekin, Black Silkie bantam 

Also own 3 Dalmatians and an Appaloosa mare.

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Live in Australia

Top hen to Welsummers, Light & Speckled Sussex, Araucana, Silver Dorkings,  Blue & Splash Orps, Faverolles, Pencilled Rock bantam pair, Barred Rock,  Blue Wheaten Marans, Pekin, Black Silkie bantam 

Also own 3 Dalmatians and an Appaloosa mare.

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:welcome

 

What Blackberry said.

 

You won't get Ameraucana from a feed store. If you get one from a breeder, it will usually be more expensive, and the tell is always the color. A true breeder of any pure bred bird will be able to tell you what color(s) they breed. If I bred Plymouth Rocks, for example, I would say I had barred Rocks and white Rocks. True Ameraucana breeders will have a few colors they specialize in--black, wheaton, etc. If they say "they're gold and black" or something similar, they're Easter eggers.

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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I apologize in advance for asking. I know there's all kinds of threads like this and resources for telling them apart, but I just can't figure out what's what.

 

Pictured below is 3 Ameraucanas and 3 Easter Eggers. However, I'm not sure which 3 are which. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Zach

Going Left to Right I see a Red sexlink, Black sexlink or Easter Egger, New Hampshire Red, Red sexlink, Easter Egger, Easter Egger.


Edited by junebuggena - 6/30/15 at 6:17pm
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Going Left to Right I see a Red sexlink, Black sexlink or Easter Egger, New Hampshire Red, Red sexlink, Easter Egger, Easter Egger.


I agree. The second one does look like a Black Sex Link and the third one looks like a hatchery grade New Hampshire or Production Red (technically speaking, there is really little or no difference between the two).

post #9 of 40
Thread Starter 

Wow, thanks all. I wasn't expecting that but I'm glad to have the extra variety. The wife, on the other hand, isn't going to be so happy. I guess as long as the easter eggers lay some blue eggs she won't make me sell all of them ;) Goes to show you can't always trust people on craigslist.

 

Thanks again for the help!

Zach 

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My first chicks... We were told she is an Blue Ameraucana Cochin, but now I'm curious... What is an EE??

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